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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace (Paperback)

By Knowles, John

Knowles' classic story of two friends at boarding school during World War II--one of the most starkly moving parables ever written about the dark forces that brood over the tortured world of adolescence--has been a consistent seller for more than 20 years.

ISBN 9780553280418
Published 31 December 1975 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780553280418
ISBN-10 0553280414
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam USA
Publication Date 31 December 1975
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Knowles, John
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 196
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 115g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Death, Friendship, Bildungsromans, New Hampshire, Preparatory school students - New Hampshire
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Gene was a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas was a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happened between them at school one summer during the early years of World War II is the subject of A Separate Peace. A great bestseller for over thirty years--one of the most starkly moving parables ever written of the dark forces that brood over the tortured world of adolescence.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I think it is the best-written, best-designed and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself. -- Aubrey Menen <br> A quietly vital and cleanly written novel that moves, page by page, towards a most interesting target. -- Truman Capote <br> Is he the successor to Salinger for whom we have been waiting so long? -- Encounter. <br> A masterpiece. -- National Review.

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